I doubt it, but having said that, it's ~20hp less than the GT650R and will be nice and easy to ride. The 650R should never be a LAMS bike - it's too difficult for newbies to keep their weight off the bars and too much power for an L-plater. Even the RL is heavy and doesn't have the power to get the weight off the front suspension should you need to. Even the 250R is not really a good trainer unless you either have no fear or no brains, in which case you will be fine. The comet as well, has a touchy/flighty front end so maybe the cruisers would be a good LAMS candidate.
Originally Posted by DrunkenMistake
Quite a surprised to read about their popularity in the US. I suppose we do hear a lot about metric motorcycles - hyosung etc.
Still got mine after nearly four years. It's had its' issues, and there are some real problems that could be addressed, but it continues to be reliable bike and with a LOUD pipe on it, I find it quite satisfying.
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WTB: Hyosung bikes or going or not.